Named after the Welsh goddess of love and beauty this charming country retreat has amazing views over green pastures to the mountains, close to beaches, wineries, and the Shoalhaven River. It's an Ideal place for those seeking a destination for relaxation whilst having award winning restaurants and wineries within a stones throw.
Well set up for couples and small groups of adults - it's the perfect place for a girls get-away or a romantic weekend. Families with older children (12+) are also welcome.
There are two beautifully furnished bedrooms including a first floor Rose Room of 40 sqm with a queen and three singles and the ground floor Lavender Room (double bed), along with a double spa-bath and shower room. A full-kitchen and comfortable open plan living/dining area lead onto large verandahs. The 5-person outdoor Jacuzzi Spa is a special spot for sunset cocktails.
For a visual tour of the cottage and surrounds see our short film at our own Branwens Retreat website and learn about the Welsh legend of Branwen on our FB page.
Note our prices and inclusions vary on different websites (including our own). Most specials are via our own website.
All bedlinen and towels are included for your stay.
Branwens Retreat offers quality accommodation in a picturesque garden cottage situated on our five- acre property "Paradwys" (Welsh for "paradise"). The setting is rural but not remote with the townships of Berry, Shoalhaven Heads, Gerringong and Nowra within 10 -15 minutes drive.
Whilst enjoying a relaxing break, you can explore our award winning local restaurants and wineries, potter around the art, craft and antique shops or take a walk along some of our spectacular beaches nearby. The infamous Berry Country Fair takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month (excepting February when it is the 2nd), the Shoalhaven WIne Festival occurs on the June long weekend and the Berry Open Garden festival in October.
Your host Kate Roberts hails from a familiy of artists, interior designers, fashion photographers, film makers and an acclaimed British/Australian Oscar nominated actress.
Kate's personal interests in art, antiques and vintage clothing is reflected in the style of this unique accommodation where the decor offers a more personal touch- a far cry from the minimalist hotel room.
Situated at the base of Coolangatta Mountain, just past Gerringong and Shoalhaven Heads and only a short drive to Berry, this relaxed country home is only about 2 hours south of Sydney.
There is a minimum two night stay, three nights on public holiday weekends and Xmas peak period.
Those wanting to enjoy a week at this delightful cottage attract a discount on the regular tariff. Mid-week specials are also available..
Having run the property as a small lavender farm in the past, your host has an ongoing interest in aromatherapy and wellness programs. In -house massage and pampering packages are available along with residential wellness/relaxation programs for small groups (min 6).
Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the verandah, marvel at our clear star filled skies and listen to the nightly serenade from the frog-pond. Experience tranquillity and a sense of Celtic calm. Cottage gardens surround the house and are filled with old fashioned roses and lavender.
If your dreams are tinged with romance or you just want to enjoy a relaxing weekend with friends in the country, why not join us at Branwens Retreat ... our little piece of paradise.
"We are a couple who left for a brief weekend away from our large family and were so delighted with this beautiful 'old-worldly decorated' home (even though built only a few years back)- we were taken back in time, but did not feel deprived of all the comforts of today! We were thrilled with this haven - so many little extras provided for in the kitchen. Sleep was easy as it is whisper quiet, the bed super comfortable, you have to be there to experience the amazing views of the mountainous escarpments, especially from the outside jacuzzi at sunset! Don't forget to turn the fountain on! Stop & smell the roses. Discover all the beautiful & amazing pieces in the home on display - you' ll feel a sense of wonder. We would go back as this place is really gorgeous! The owner is really lovely. Visit the winery up the hill :)" (Michael & Pam, October, 2012).
"Branwens is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed in - we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I don't think that we could think of anything further to improve it. Our friends have stayed in some beautiful places but they said that Branwens was truly the most beautiful " (Sue, December 2010).
Accommodation and Amenities
Explore Branwens Retreat at Wayward Films or our own site for a visual tour of the property.
The Rose Room - this huge (40 sq.m) upper storey bedroom has been designed for a couple or up to 4 guests happy to share. Queen size bed, two dormer window day beds and one single bed. Furnished with a shabby chic country look with lots of amazing views to the nearby mountains, winery and Olive groves.
The Lavender Room-suitable for a couple or single. Antique ornate cast iron double bed, lots of fresh white linen & lace. Situated on the ground floor this room enjoys picturesque views over the fragrant cottage gardens.
High quality cotton bed linen provided in both rooms.
Two person spa-bath, large shower cubicle, lavatory and vanity. Complimentary hand crafted lavender body care products for your sampling. Hair dryer, foot and hand spas also provided.
Well equipped kitchen including stainless steel multi-fuel stove, dishwasher and cupaccino machine. There are plenty of gadgets to assist you "cooking up a storm" so you can enjoy a gourmet meal whilst overlooking the valley.
The open plan living room offers expansive views over rollng hills and mountains facilities include: surround sound music system, CD Player, DVD Player, LCD Screen TV.
Outdoors you will find: Verandah seating, Dining Setting, BBQ & Garden Furniture and delightful cottage gardens. A candle lit patio houses the five person Jacuzzi Spa. It's the ideal place to catch the amazing sunsets - whilst sippping your favourite cocktail.
Relax and Explore the Locality
Here at Branwens Retreat we hope you will enjoy some time to relax, unwind and enjoy the South Coast environment and all it has to offer.
In-house pampering services for individual aromatherapy massage or beauty treatments are also available.All programs available by prior booking.
Award winning wineries and restaurants are all within a short drive along with deserted beaches and wonderful bush walks.
Whale watching and Dolphin Cruises available at nearby Jervis Bay Marine Park and boat trips along the Shoalhaven River are popular excursions.
Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan Homesteads Bundanon and Riversdale are popular with artists and also host regular music concerts.
Community and Farmers Markets at Berry, Gerringong and Kiama are great places to pick up some local produce and crafts.
Shoalhaven Wine Festival June Long Weekend .
Coolangatta Winery, Mountain Ridge Winery and Two Figs Winery are all with a few minutes drive from our accommodations. Why not make along weekend of it and enjoy the festivities with your friends. There is a hop on and off bus over the weekend and lots of music and good food to enjoy along with some award winning wines.